Penny Pitch


  • Marker
  • Poster board or sheet of paper at least two feet square
  • Small treats and prizes
  • Ten pennies per player
  • One small container per player
  • One small bag per player
  • Paper hearts


  1. Draw a grid of three- or four-inch squares on the poster board or paper.
  2. In each square, place a small treat or prize like a piece of candy or a pencil, eraser, sticker, or any small trinket or toy.
  3. Give each player ten pennies in a small container.
  4. The players take turns standing at a distance and pitching pennies at the grid.
  5. If a player lands a penny in a square, she claims the treat or prize in that square and collects it in her goodie bag.
  6. If any treats or prizes are too large to fit in the squares, place paper hearts in the squares instead.
  7. Keep the large treats and prizes in a box.
  8. Let players whose pennies land in the squares with paper hearts choose their own treats and prizes from the box.


Copyright © 2001 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Children's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.

To order this book visit Meadowbrook Press.


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